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CBP: 155 force cases need more review

Mark Morgan, interim head of Customs and Border Protection's internal affairs office, said there was no timeline to complete the review and Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske had not decided what information to release on individual cases. One case resulted in a death.

Tags: Customs and Border Protection , Border Patrol , oversight , Mark Morgan

Friday - 09/12/2014, 07:40pm EDT

IGs accuse agencies of stonewalling

Agencies are creating roadblocks for auditors, three inspectors general told Congress. The IGs cited specific examples at the Peace Corps, Environmental Protection Agency, Chemical Safety Board and the Justice Department.

Tags: oversight , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , IG , Justice Department , EPA , Peace Corps , Chemical Safety Board

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 12:36pm EDT

Federal whistleblowers face 'best and worst' of times, expert says

Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project told a House subcommittee Tuesday that some agencies are circumventing the protections provided by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Tags: House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Posta , Bruce Farenthold , Tom Devine , Government Accountability Project , whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , oversight , Robert MacLean , Carolyn Lerner , Michael OConnell , MSPB

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 06:09pm EDT

VA scheduling investigation finds misconduct in dozens of facilities

During an ongoing Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation, more than a dozen VA officials lied to investigators. Given what officials have learned so far, the practices that raised alarms in Phoenix are pervasive throughout the Veterans Health Administration.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Congress , management , oversight , Richard Griffin , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:52am EDT
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Justice Dept. IG complains of interference

The Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it needs for audits and reviews of the department and its law enforcement agencies.

Tags: Justice Department , inspector general , oversight , Michael Horowitz

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:50pm EDT

USIS pushes back against 'misleading allegations'

The troubled federal contractor issued a release to try to separate myth from fact about its handling of security clearances.

Tags: USIS , security clearances , industry , DHS , OPM , Jason Miller , oversight

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:02am EDT

New VA secretary promises flatter, more open organization

Robert McDonald, the new secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, says the biggest thing he's learned over his first seven weeks on the job is that the organization he leads is too hierarchical and too insular. He's promising to build a "flatter" VA that encourages dissent.

Tags: VA , Robert McDonald , management , oversight , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Report: DHS not prepared for pandemic

The agency stocked up without knowing exactly what it needed and now most of the gear and medicine on hand will be unusable after next year, according to an audit by the agency's inspector general released Monday.

Tags: DHS , inspector general , John Roth , oversight

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:10pm EDT

IG: DHS spends up to $49M on underused vehicles

DHS has the second largest civilian vehicle fleet in the federal government, with about 56,000 vehicles and operating costs totaling $534 million annually. The department's fleet program manual designates vehicles as underused if they accrue fewer than 12,000 miles per year.

Tags: DHS , inspector general , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 10:30am EDT
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